Day 85 (Eighty-five) of 365 days
With big and clear goals in mind, celebrating small wins is of great importance as it helps in getting closer to achieve our big goals. When you take action and celebrate small victories, you decide to reward yourself for each stepping stone that you make in your way to reach ultimate goals.
When you celebrate small wins, then you make the mountain you’re climbing a little more exciting to handle along your way. We’ve been conditioned to celebrate the big milestones and achievements, belittling the little wins along the way. However, if you don’t acknowledge those small victories, then it makes it harder to celebrate — or even appreciate — the larger ones.
Those little wins, no matter how small, are there to keep you motivated in the long-term. Tracking those small achievements helps to boost your confidence by activating the reward circuitry within your brain. Not only does this give you a wonderful feeling, but it also encourages you to keep going and build that momentum.
Most people are uncomfortable with celebrating their small victories. However, it should be known that you’re not necessarily celebrating the achievement itself; you’re celebrating your habits, the good behavior, and the person you’re becoming.
It is very easy to feel down on ourselves. We don’t generally have a problem feeling guilty about what we perceive as poor performance. Whether the misstep is big or small, punishing oneself seems to come naturally for many. But when it comes to feeling proud about accomplishing something, it is easy to let the moment slip through our fingertips.
It’s a choice each of us has to make, and we won’t want to make the wrong one. So, the next time you reach a goal or get to do something you care about, make sure you stop long enough to savor the moment. You deserve it!